Artist info

Genre

Indie, Punk


band members

Dan Cunningham - Guitar/Vocals Jonathan Boulet - Bass/Vocals Tim Watkins - Kick/Snare


Bio

Hailing from Sydney, ARSE make weirdo punk blasts in the Australian tradition. Their snarling Primitive Species EP oozed out over six months between Dan Cunningham (Guitar, Vocals) and Jonathan Boulet (Bass, Vocals), who tracked the lot onto analog tape last year.

Rounded out by drummer Tim Watkins, the trio bring together rhythmic bombast and acerbic wit to their clusterfuck debut — a collection of raw, damaged punk rock which has since landed ARSE Triple J Unearthed Feature Artist and FBi Independent Artist of the Week.

After selling out cassette editions on the band’s own Grupo Records, Primitive Species will be re-issued in Europe on 12-inch vinyl through German punk imprint ETT Records. ARSE will release a split 7-inch vinyl with Grupo label mates Party Dozen in September.

Review

Review by Nat Tencic Nat Tencic

12 Sep 2018

Triple J
45

This sums up all of my feelings about the current moment. So glad someone else is angry.

This sums up all of my feelings about the current moment. So glad someone else is angry.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

12 Sep 2018

Triple J
40

it's like watching the lions at the zoo at meal time, very glad there's glass between me and carnage.

it's like watching the lions at the zoo at meal time, very glad there's glass between me and carnage.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

04 Sep 2018

Triple J
45

Cor blimey. Shuddering towards total human peril in 2018 but the strains of ARSE soundtracking the journey puts a bit of a spring in my step.

Cor blimey. Shuddering towards total human peril in 2018 but the strains of ARSE soundtracking the journey puts a bit of a spring in my step.